The executive director of the Community Foundation of Chippewa County, Melinda Haun, will retire in 2018, sometime before the end of the calendar year.
Haun has served in local chief executive leadership roles for over 23 years, a press release said. She plans to work with the foundation’s board of directors to find a new executive director before her retirement.
“The decision to retire was incredibly difficult, however, I will be turning 60 this year and would like more flexibility to travel and spend time with family, who live in various parts of the country,” Haun said. “The exceptional generosity of this community and the visionary thinking and strong commitment of its leaders, has made working for the Foundation a great honor and privilege.”
Haun has worked in the field of philanthropy since 1980, primarily in the Community Foundation and United Way fields, involved both at the local and national levels. She has been executive director of the Community Foundation since 2011.
She also served as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation from 2001-2008, when she was president & chief professional officer of the United Way of Chippewa County (1995-2010).
During her tenure with the Foundation, assets under management have grown from $5.4 million to over $19 million, the press release said.
The Community Foundation works with individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations to benefit Chippewa County communities now and for future generations. The foundation will launch a new website within weeks.